Laser hair removal is effective and permanent. It can remove more hair compared to waxing, shaving and tweezing. So, if you’re tired of painful waxing sessions, you can turn to laser hair removal as an effective, longer-lasting alternative! However, before you schedule your session, it is good to know what to expect from your results. Although laser treatment is more permanent compared to other methods, people may experience limited regrowth level at different stages after the laser sessions have been completed.
Immediately after your first session
Don’t expect immediate hair-free skin after your first treatment session! The treated hairs are dead, but they will take some time to fall out. After your session, you can also expect some mild side effects like redness and swelling, but this should only last a few hours. The treated area will be extra sensitive, so avoid overexposure to the sun and wear sunscreen daily.
In the weeks following your first session
After a few weeks, the treated hair will begin to fall out. You can experience thinner, less noticeable hair in the area and slowed regrowth. However, each laser session only treats hair in the active growth phase. Soon other hairs will start their growth phase. Every patient is different, but typically 3-4 treatment sessions are required to ensure that every hair is treated for complete removal. These sessions will be spaced about 4-8 weeks apart, giving your skin time to heal between sessions.
After optimal treatment sessions
After optimal treatment sessions, you can enjoy hair-free skin that lasts! While effectively treated hairs will not grow back, any hair that does grow back will be much finer and growth will be greatly slowed, leading to less waxing, shaving, and plucking.